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UK Team Claims Breakthrough In Universal Cancer Test

Adriax Re:So... (62 comments)

And until it does reach the public for real, expect a flood of scams citing this as proof their quick test works. Just send a drop of blood and $10,000 and get your cancer test results in a couple days!
The sooner the real thing goes through trials the better. Assuming it does lead to a legitimate test, that is.

I wonder if the homeopaths are going to twist this into a cure? Dilute UV light in water, instant all cancer cure.
At least it would be a step up from the usual bottled water they sell. This stuff would atleast be UV sanitized.

yesterday
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

Adriax Re: It's Putin's fault (503 comments)

And this is how bush got away with so much. They cultivated an image of him being a frat boy idiot so the general populace would shrug things off as "oh he's too stupid to know what he's doing".
Which is a horrible thing to accept from a president, but apparently it worked.

It would not surprise me if that image comparing faces bush made to faces monkeys make was created by his PR team.

about two weeks ago
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DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

Adriax Re:Why is this so important? (249 comments)

Yeah, you're right, a child's death by starvation and abuse is such a downer and should be forgotten as quickly as possible. That money would do much more good for the world if used to create more cute cat videos and pictures for the internet.

Not like any good ever comes of reminding people child abuse happens and kills. And even if it did, there's no way an interesting statue could possibly generate attention and remind people of the incident for decades to come.

about three weeks ago
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DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

Adriax Re:DC's public relations powers aren't very super (249 comments)

With his boss looking, Jim in PR denied 40 requests. He denied 40 requests. That's as many as four tens. And that's terrible.

about three weeks ago
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San Francisco Bans Parking Spot Auctioning App

Adriax Re: Gotta agree with it being illegal (404 comments)

Being the effective owners of said parking spots, the city has the right to determine who can use the public spots, not some phone app. Just as they can mark whole stretches of street as no parking or parking with time limits or other rules.

If the app makers believe they have the legal right to continue operating they can sue to force the city to allow use of their app.

about a month ago
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NADA Is Terrified of Tesla

Adriax Re:Nada (455 comments)

Wouldn't surprise me if, after their attempts to enforce their middle man monopoly by law fail, they change their name to the National Automotive Sellers Association and try to claim some of the federal budget for themselves.

about a month ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

Adriax Re:Chicago Blackhawks too? (646 comments)

"Help! Help! I'm being repressed!"

about a month and a half ago
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Wireless Industry Lobbying Hard to Keep Net Neutrality Out

Adriax Re:Under the increasing pressure from China (85 comments)

Well, Amazon is developing drones capable of delivering heavy "packages" with pinpoint precision. They just need to make sure their control commands to the drones have priority on wireless channels so they work uninterrupted.
Nothing spoils an invasion worse than your mechanized troops crashing into walls because your target was watching netflix.

Netflix and the FCC, working tirelessly to protect Japan.

about a month and a half ago
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California Regulators Tell Ride-Shares No Airport Runs

Adriax Re:"Safety Requirements"? (314 comments)

I'm pretty sure the LA cab drivers are on some secret contract to thin the general populace.

about a month and a half ago
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California Regulators Tell Ride-Shares No Airport Runs

Adriax Re:next it will be illegal (314 comments)

How do they know you're not driving your family to the airport for a fee? Or yourself for that matter.
Obviously they can't take your word for it, you could be in collusion with yourself in a conspiracy to defraud the airport and cab drivers.

No, best thing to do is make it completely illegal for someone to drive to the airport or anywhere within a 4 hour walking distance without a commercial license.

about a month and a half ago
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Gecko Feet Inspire Hand-Held Spider-Man Paddles

Adriax Re:Uh Oh! Here comes Iron Man (64 comments)

"Thor, the god of thunder, is trying to enter my building!"
-Adam Savage, Season 4 Episode 11

about a month and a half ago
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Fasting Triggers Stem Cell Regeneration of Damaged, Old Immune System

Adriax Re: Not that surprising. (148 comments)

Dear dog I hope not. If this makes the immune system forget allergies then it also forgets all the thousands of strains of bacteria and virus you have been exposed to. All your immunizations, chicken pox, colds, flu, mono, ect...
A newborn would have a better immune system than a clean slate.

Plus you would have a much greater chance of becoming allergic to new stuff.
Would suck to get rid of a minor hayfever just to become allergic to all nuts.

about 2 months ago
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Fasting Triggers Stem Cell Regeneration of Damaged, Old Immune System

Adriax Re: Immortality (148 comments)

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
Give a fish a man and you leave no evidence.

about 2 months ago
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Sony Winding Down the PSP

Adriax Re:Piracy (85 comments)

The DS and its redesigns (DSlite and DSi) sold over 270 million units in 7 years before being succeeded by the 3DS, while the PSP and its redesigns sold 80 million in 10 years.

No contest there, EA and the like didn't want to waste their time on a relatively tiny userbase.
Piracy is just a handy scapegoat for both lawmakers and sony. Mainly they just didn't want to piss sony off by making it public they think the PSP is a failure not worth developing for.

about 2 months ago
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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Buys the LA Clippers For $2 Billion

Adriax Re:What a punishment (270 comments)

I wonder if he bought them for help with his chair throwing? I heard he's having problems with his follow through.

about 2 months ago
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Chelsea Clinton At NCWIT: More PE, Less Zuckerberg

Adriax Re:fondly remembering bullshit (255 comments)

Same age as her and that was the year we got an apple IIe from a fire sale (literal, some kids tried to end school forever), cleaned it up, and upgraded from the C-64.

I'd have to agree with that 95% part. Given the opportunity any kids can learn the basics of a command line interface once they start to learn to read, and earlier with a GUI. My 6 year old loves playing on computers.
Heck my 18 month has figured out how to unlock my phone and loves seeing the screen change when she pushes buttons. That's a fascination that will bloom into true geekdom as she grows.

about 2 months ago
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Quad Lasers Deliver Fast, Earth-Based Internet To the Moon

Adriax Re:To the Moon, eh? (131 comments)

Then why netflix? Why wasn't porn the first thing mentioned?

about 2 months ago

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